AP over A at Block Island Race Week:
Block Island, RI (June 19, 2017) – As a rule, members of the Storm Trysail Club are a hardy lot.
After all, the club’s by-laws state that “Candidates for membership must have set a storm trysail under storm conditions offshore or have weathered a storm under greatly reduced canvas or sailed 1,000 nautical miles offshore. They also must be experienced blue water sailors, capable of taking command of a sailing vessel offshore under any and all conditions.”
However, there is a time when even the most seasoned sailor must be prudent and proceed with caution when considering the safety of the boat and crew. Such was the case today when organizers of Block Island Race Week X…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – AP over A at Block Island Race Week, Editor
America’s Cup: Stick a fork in it:
Like a weekly television program, we watched the first episode of the 35th America’s Cup last weekend. In that show, Emirates Team New Zealand had the starring role, got the good camera angles, and all the best lines. Will Oracle Team USA have a bigger part in the next episode? Matthew Sheahan, Producer of The World Sailing Show, offers some insight from Bermuda.
So why are the Kiwis challengers so fast and is there anything Oracle can do to come back?
No doubt I’ll be eating my words when they …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – America’s Cup: Stick a fork in it, Editor